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Book discussion of John Kendall's 'Regulating Police Detention'

B2, The Hemsley, University Park
Monday 8th October 2018 (16:00-18:00)
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Regulating Police Detention

We are pleased to announce a book discussion of John Kendall's 'Regulating Police Detention'.

John will be presenting his new book and discussing the themes explored in his research before an audience of students, academics and practitioners in the field.

'When suspects are arrested, they spend their time in police custody largely in isolation and out of public view. These custody blocks are police territory, and public controversies about what happens there often only arise when a detainee dies. Custody visitors are volunteers who make what are supposed to be random and unannounced visits to police custody blocks to check on the welfare of detainees. However, there is a fundamental power imbalance between the police and these visitors, which calls the independence and effectiveness of custody visiting into question. Investigating this largely unexplored part of the criminal justice system, this timely book includes the voices of the detainees who have a unique insight into the scheme. It offers detailed proposals for radically reforming custody visiting to make it an effective regulator of police behaviour, with an explanation of the political context that could make that a reality.'

All are welcome to attend this free event but please register.

Criminal Justice Research Centre

School of Law
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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